Lake Charles Criminal Defense Lawyers

Louisiana Drug Crimes Attorney

Since 1990, we at Lorenzi & Barnatt have provided criminal defense services to residents of Lake Charles and surrounding Louisiana communities. Our law firm consists of a team of attorneys who have extensive criminal defense experience and recognition by their peers and former clients.

We represent minors in juvenile court and adults in both state and federal court. We have the resources to give cost-effective legal service to people facing all types of criminal charges:

If you need a strong defense against a misdemeanor or felony criminal charge, contact Lorenzi & Barnatt for a private consultation with an experienced lawyer.

Experienced Attorneys Who Are Here to Help

Our firm's criminal defense practice is led by the firm's founder, AV-rated* attorney Thomas Lorenzi, who has more than 30 years of legal experience to offer our clients. Mr. Lorenzi has been named the 2007 Distinguished Attorney by the Louisiana State Bar Foundation.

If you have previously been arrested but charges were dismissed or rejected, or even convicted of a crime under certain conditions, an expungement may clear certain offenses from your permanent record. To find out if your criminal offense can be expunged, contact a lawyer from our firm.

A Sense of Confidence and Relief During Frightening Times

We are known as a law firm that gives honest answers and practical advice to our clients. We don't sugarcoat the truth in a criminal defense matter. We always give our clients our honest opinion of their legal options and the likelihood that we can minimize the negative consequences of the arrest.

"The best criminal defense work we do is the work no one ever hears of. When we get involved early in a case, we can sometimes even prevent criminal charges from being filed at all. Most people would rather never be charged than be acquitted and have the arrest on their record." — Lorenzi & Barnatt founding attorney Tom Lorenzi

At the same time as we give straightforward and clear information, we also serve as aggressive and proactive advocates. No matter the criminal charge, our clients deserve an aggressive and individualized criminal defense. Clients walk out of our office knowing they are no longer alone — they have an experienced advocate on their side to guide them through challenging, confusing and frightening times.

Contact Our Office for an Immediate Appointment

The earlier you get a defense lawyer involved in your case, the better our chance at building a strong defense and avoiding or minimizing the negative consequences of an arrest or conviction.

To make a confidential appointment to talk about your drinking and driving or other criminal charges, call 337-513-0886 or use our online contact form for a prompt response.

* CV, BV and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.

Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories — legal ability and general ethical standards.